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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

" It's the little things in life"...

That's how the saying goes right?
Well for me it is all about the little things in life!
and I love simple little embellishments!

 Little embellishments, little color, little something, something here and there.
I bought this applique from Lowe's hardware for I believe around  $5.00. I knew my plan for it.
I was not sure what Mr. Doo's would think.  You know, he does have a say, and he is an interior designer {not really}but neither am I! who's askin' and who's checking?
That you never do know.
Anyhow, I painted the applique with some left over paint, {antique white/Glidden with primer}, and then I took my  cabinet color stain and went over it.

I thought, this space in front of the sink is a little plain ole!

"How does it look Mike"?

"Looks good Deb", you just have to center it"  Ok Mike, you have the eye!
Gotta schmooze him know how that goes...

Centered now!? "Yes looks good"! 

I love that 3M tape wonders.

"It's the little things in life"
Speaking of little things...
 psssst...don't tell anyone, but that little ivy plant in strainer...NOT so good, moving it outside and hoping to bring some life back to it.

NEWBIE party going on

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Blogger Karen said...

Love your embellishment! Gives me some ideas... oh dear... thoughts and ideas are speeding through my head. Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great Tuesday,
Ladybug Creek

February 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger miss flibbertigibbet said...

You're so right! I have often found the littlest embellishment makes the difference....details, details! Looks great!

February 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Looks good Deb and I agree, its the little things..

may I ask- did you see embellishments longer than the one you used. I've decided the build my own bed , since I cant find one that suits me and that extra element would be great.. thanks~!

February 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Yes, Sonny, they had longer ones as well.

February 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, I love your applique'. I've bought several of those from Lowe's and used them everywhere from the risers on the stairs, to actually placing the on the arched openings to other rooms. They really do add "just a little something"!

February 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I love it, I did that to a dresser last year and it gives it a little update that can be changed later if I want.

February 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Looks wonderful,I love those wooden scrolls,so much fun.

February 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it. What a fabulous idea. I don't know how in the world you think of this stuff. Hugs, marty

February 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie it's the little things that make me happy too! That embellishment looks great on your cabinet!

February 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your little embellishment looks good. Mike sounds just like my hubby. In fact mine would take over attaching it.

February 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Great idea and little embellishment!! Your kitchen is so pretty...any time of year!

February 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Sweet Melanie said...

It looks great! I love adding things like that to anything that looks bare and at your sink was the perfect spot! Great job once again!

February 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, yep! I love it Debbie Dear! You're amazing! I love these little wooden doo lollies and they just add so much. I have added a few to my kitchen cabinets too. Course my kitchen is olden and white and my little doo lollies are painted a soft green. Love this stuff. Now I hope you'll rest the rest of the week...
Be a sweetie
Shelia ;)

February 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I did that on the front of my bath tub...

February 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great, I need some of that tape :)

February 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Rooms by Ann said...

Look's great, The little touch's make all the difference.

February 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Rosie Goins said...

Need to check those out next time I am at Lowe's. Looks good.

February 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love wood applique and have a few of them around this ol homestead! Love it!

February 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love it, may try that on mine because just the other day I was thinking about something going on there to give it some umphh:)

February 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

You are so right. It really is the little things. That looks great.

February 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Deserae said...

Great little touch...just perfect!

February 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Hey, this looks great Debbie!
You guys make a great team!
The little things bring me joy too.

February 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Shanee said...

Looks great! I did this in my master bath and couldn't believe how much a little thing changes everything. Thanks for sharing.

February 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like it a lot!
I saw some recently and was tempted, but was not sure where I would use them. Need to rethink them.
Have a great day.

February 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's perfect!!! I never would have thought of that. You have such wonderful ideas.

February 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It looks great! I've thought about doing that in my bathroom, but then I go in there and remember that our doors go all the way to the countertop, no cute little board to embellish- boo! :)

February 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Debbie! I have one of those wood appliques and have wondered what I could do with it. This is such a great idea to add some interest to kitchen cabinets without doing anything major! I'll have to see if it works by my sink area, otherwise I'll be walking around the house holding it up to stuff. :)

February 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Love it I think it adds a lot to the cabinet. I love appliques you can do so much with them.

February 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, it looks so good!!!
My husband and I love wood appliques!
Something so simple but they make such a difference!

February 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That emnbellishment is just perfect for that space! And, ironically, I have the same blank space in my kitchen, that that would fit perfectly in, lol!

February 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

It looks great, Debbie! I have often thought about putting one in that space, too. I think now I will! it really is the little things!


February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Love it! It looks like it's always been there and fits perfectly. I'm getting ready to add something like this to my vanity cabinet.


February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Morning Debbie,
Great job, I think that lil addition was definitely the icing on the cupcake! : ) I was wondering where to go to buy these, so thanks for the info. Do you have a tutorial or list of products as to how you achieved that patina. Would look great on a corner cabinet for my bed room. As one of your Newbie followers, wanted you to know I'm trying to grow and started my first linky party today: Frugal Treasures Tuesday, hope you'll find the time to stop by and join! Thanks again for all your help and inspiration.

February 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love, love this! AND I have my own project now since I saw your painted scale. I have the ugly version just waiting for me at home :0)

February 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

It looks awesome! Love quick updates like this one. Thanks for sharing.

February 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

Whoa, what a difference that makes! Looks great... I may have to steal this idea (one day when I have time)!

February 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

A little thing makes a big difference. Everything turns amazing in your hands.

February 28, 2012 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Why have I never thought of this before? That simple change makes a world of a difference! xo

February 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Debbie, it looks great! And you're right. It's the little things that make such a difference. By the way, I'm not good with keeping ivy alive either!

February 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

You turned something for $5 into something that looks like a million bucks! Gorgeous~

February 28, 2012 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Perfect little embellishment! Don't you love it when something so simple turns out to be something so fabulous?

February 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That really adds a nice decoration to your cabinet front! Very good idea.

February 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Center it...of course he would say that. It looks fabulous there Debbie. Thanks so much for your kind words today. hugs, olive

February 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Love your new projects; huge impact through details, details, and details - fantastic. Peggy

February 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

That's a really great addition to your cabinet. Isn't it great how something like that can have such a huge impact. Love it. Thanks for sharing at my Winter Blues Wednesday party.

February 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little details make such a big difference! It looks great! ♥

February 28, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Love this idea, Debbie. I might have to try that myself!

February 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

The embellishment is such a nice added touch!

February 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love it, Deb! Do you EVER sleep??? Did I understand correctly that you TAPED it on??? What is the tape? Great idea. XO, Pinky

February 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am thinking a total thumbs up on this one!! Oh ya, men are so simple, flattery is magic!!


February 28, 2012 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love your little thing. Great idea and it turn out very well. Love it. Spiced that area right up.

February 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I really like it! I tried leaving a comment earlier and Blogger didn't allow it. :-( So very tired of the hassles with it.


February 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice touch, Debbie. A little embellishment can make a big difference.

February 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great things come in little packages..great touch...and yes, found that ivy does not work really well inside the house...for are fine for a while, then need to be outdoors...

February 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Hi there,

I love your blog. I am your newest follower. :)

I posted a comment on your Jan 17th post about newbie parties. I would love to be involved in one. I got your link from NanaDiana.

I began my personal blog on Oct 31, 2011 and have 34 followers. And my business blog after that and have 10 followers.

Could you please tell me how this works. I know it is written here but I guess I am so new that I don't quite understand it all. Sorry.

My blogs are: and

If you could go to the email image on the sidebar of the first one just about halfway down and email me the info that would be great. :)

Thanks Take care, Janet W

February 29, 2012 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Very nice, Debbie! I have a very similar applique that I'm putting on the same place on my cabinet! Great minds think alike! xo, Leena

February 29, 2012 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Well, you certainly got the bang for your buck there...looks wonderful! Love projects like that!

February 29, 2012 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Totally love this. I have a few pieces of this type of embellishment up in the attic that I bought on Clearance a while ago. I think I might borrow this idea if it is okay??
I am thinking red though to match my Kitchen!!


March 1, 2012 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Chatty Chics said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful! What a fabulous touch! Great job! And thanks so much for linking up!I'll be featuring this in a future post!

March 1, 2012 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I've missed YOU so much, had to come and do a mass drive by to see what you've been up...okay those stenciled boots..are so darn cute and leave it to you to come up with it and I'm going to steal that idea on your sink drawer....well so much going on around here wish I could have stayed all night, you are the only one I got a chance to visit tonight, it's been almost a week I think since I've set foot in blogville! I'll be back soon..xxooK

March 6, 2012 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Carole said...

Very nice blog. You may have seen this quote about the little things.. but just in case.

March 11, 2012 at 4:15 AM  

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